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Theatre Royal (1943)

 -  Comedy  -  26 July 1943 (UK)
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Though the manager from a famed theatrical family is broke and wants to close his theatre, his staff loyally stands by him, and put together their own show to keep it from falling into a rival producer's hands.

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Credited cast:
Bud Flanagan ...
Chesney Allen ...
Gordon Maxwell
Peggy Dexter ...
Connie Webster
Lydia Sherwood ...
Claudia Brent
Horace Kenney ...
George
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Agnes
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Clement J. Earle
Owen Reynolds ...
Harding
Maire O'Neill ...
Mrs. Cope
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Gwen Catley ...
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Victor Feldman ...
And His Orchestra
Buddy Flanagan ...
Callboy
Hal Gordon ...
Gambler
Ted Heath ...
Himself
David Hutcheson ...
Harry
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Though the manager from a famed theatrical family is broke and wants to close his theatre, his staff loyally stands by him, and put together their own show to keep it from falling into a rival producer's hands.

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I'll Always Have Time for You
Music by Kennedy Russell
Lyrics by Desmond O'Connor
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Light-hearted WWII British Musical Comedy
2 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

A light-hearted British musical comedy from WWII.

An old theatre has seen better days. The original owner (Maxwell) was very successful, but his son (who now manages the theatre) has managed to loose all his money and wants to close the theatre. However the staff decides to rescue the theatre by staging a play and doing the acting themselves.

Most of the financial troubles of the theatre are actually the result of a rival company that is doing everything they can to make sure that every show flops.

Eventually an American comes to the rescue with a proposal.

The humour requires some understanding of the older British ways (especially pounds, shilling and pence).

All in all it is a good example of the war weary British musical comedies (low budget, simply story, quickly delivered comic lines). The English had just gone through four year of terrible war and were filled with hope that now that the Americans had entered the war that soon the war would end and the future would be bright. They expected great times would come again and that America would now change from a nation that was isolationist to a nation that would participate in world affairs.

This musical comedy clearly expresses that hope.

It is worth watching, though not the type of movie you will want to watch repeatedly.


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